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Friday, October 12, 2012

Funny Hat Friday: Lucie Bailey, and Her Family in Postcards, London, England,1912


Aunt Lucie Bailey


This real postcard photograph from 1912 was one of three related postcards I recently found at a local antique shop.  Don't you just love her hat?  Someone has identified this woman as "Aunt Lucie, Wm Bailey's sister."  Here is the correspondence side of the postcard:


As you can see, the postcard was mailed to Miss Rose Bailey of 57 Vicarage Road, Willesden, London NW in July 1912.  The other two postcards that were found with this one were sent by Rose Bailey.  On one of those postcards someone has identified the subjects of second postcard as "Wm & Rose Carol Krup Bailey, 1912."

Wm & Rose Bailey

The two other postcards were addressed to:

1)  Mr. H. Egerton
121 Erskine Hill
Hampstead Grd Suburb
Golders Green
London NW

2)  Mrs. Egerton
18 Cromwell Terrace
West Hill Park
Halifax, Yorkshire

Mrs. Egerton appears to be Rose's sister.  Here is the back of the postcard:


I tried to tie these Baileys all together but frankly, haven't found anything fruitful by running through searches on Ancestry or Familysearch with the various names and places.   I haven't much experience with British research in general, and I don't have a subscription to any of the UK genealogy sites.  Are there any seasoned UK researchers out there willing to give this a go?


4 comments:

  1. That is one wild hat! Hope you find someone in the UK that can help.

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  2. That is a funny hat, she probably paid a lot of money for it at the time.

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  3. It looks precariously perched, too. She must have used quite a few hatpins. Probably quite stylish in its day!

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  4. I love these old photographs, particuarly the fashion ones. Just wish I could come across some ones too.

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